European travel problems ease

Europe’s Christmas travel crisis eased slightly today but there were still substantial airport and train delays.

Europe’s Christmas travel crisis eased slightly today but there were still substantial airport and train delays.

Germany’s Frankfurt airport said schedules were slowly returning to normal after several days of widespread delays caused by winter weather.

About 70 flights were cancelled today out of a total of about 1,300, a substantial improvement over the 550 cancellations yesterday.

France said 15% of the flights from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris would be cancelled because of the winter weather.

Eurostar said routes were operating a near-normal schedule.

Extreme cold continued to plague parts of Europe.

Denmark experienced its coldest night in 29 years with -22.5C measured in Holbaek, 40 miles west of Copenhagen.

However Copenhagen’s international airport expected a normal day.

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